Growing up in today’s world of social media is equivalent to being one of those helpless civilians in a sci-fi movie, running around trying not to get hit by the new form of artificial intelligence. You have to adapt, and fast. There are new trends, higher expectations, and more boxes you have to tick every time you log back in.
Nowadays, signing into your social media account is essentially signing a waiver to conform, to be one of the robots you were just trying to escape from. Gone are the days where you post a photo just because you like it; that would be far too big a risk. You must upload the perfect photo, the photo that you think everyone else would like and ideally it is of you. We search for validation within the likes, without the likes we take down the photo. We keep our personalities hidden on our camera roll in fear of being judged for our interests, our hobbies, and our experiences.
I believe that it is time for a change, and ClickASnap is going to be the catalyst for this. It is the change we have all been waiting for. ClickASnap provides you a platform where you have the comfort of knowing you can post a picture of your holiday, your favorite place, or a moment in time with no explanation needed. You can simply press upload, get on with your day and decide to live in the present without the unnerving need to constantly check back to see whether the algorithm has gone in your favor, and you’ve received those all-important likes.
When I was younger and started using social media, it’s main use was to connect with your friends. Your profile picture was usually an up-close image of your face (usually edited in Sepia may I add) and that was it. No one really cared too much as we were all doing the bare minimum. As time has passed social media sites have become more complex. We have to give more information and insights to ourselves, and the social pressure has started to build. In today’s society, it is more of a competition on who seems to be living the best life. Your competitors are hiding in your family, amongst your friends and the rest of the world wants to have their say too.
Being in a daily race to keep up can be mentally exhausting, especially if you didn’t even realize you were in one. More and more people feel that they need to have a break from social media and this competition they unwillingly entered. However, ClickASnap allows you to be who you are, in your own lane and running your own race. You can connect with millions of people all over the world with similar lifestyles and interests as you, or you can expand your search and uncover beautiful photography.
The best part about ClickASnap is that all the photos must be your own, taken by you. There is no hiding behind fake profiles or pretend lifestyles, and if you try it to, the images will be removed. You have to be yourself, which nowadays is sometimes the toughest challenge of all, but definitely something we all should aspire to be doing.